14 easy Mother’s Day biscuits

A roundup of the best Mother's Day biscuits to make for 2022

Our collection of Mother's Day biscuits varies from simple chocolate biscuits to more intricate, fondant topped vanilla cookies.

We’ve got lots of easy Mother’s Day biscuits for you to make at home including double chocolate cookies, flower, and Nutella biscuits too. Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to bake mum something. Whether it's Mother's Day cupcakes (opens in new tab) or a batch of freshly baked biscuits, making something from scratch is a great way to show your appreciation.

Not only are biscuits simple to make, but you can also make a lot of biscuits in one batch, when stored correctly they can last up to five days. Just like our Mother's Day cake ideas (opens in new tab), these recipes can also be adapted to suit a variety of different tastes and preferences. We’d recommend our homemade, classic Custard Creams (opens in new tab) which take just 15 minutes to bake. With a light custard flavour, these golden biscuits have a strong snap and a creamy center.

Easy Mother’s Day biscuits

Mother's Day biscuits

Present in a cellophane bag tied with a ribbon

1. Edible flower biscuits

Skill level: Med | Makes: 20 | Total time: 32 mins

These delicate biscuits are infused with lemon, camomile, and vanilla. Decorated with sweet royal icing sugar and topped with a mix of fresh edible petals these biscuits are a fancy treat for mum this Mother’s Day.

Get the recipe: Edible flower biscuits (opens in new tab)

Dark chocolate ginger biscuits

Stem ginger makes these biscuits even tastier

2. Dark chocolate ginger biscuits

Skill level: Easy | Makes: 12 | Total time: 30 mins

These rich dark chocolate biscuits have a punch of ginger flavour in each bite. This recipe makes 12 biscuits - perfect for sharing. Finish with more chocolate and serve.

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Iced heart biscuits

Perfect for decorating with the kids

3. Iced heart biscuits

Skill level: Easy | Makes: 12 | Total time: 35 mins

The ideal biscuits for making with the kids for Mother’s Day, these iced heart biscuits use just three ingredients; butter, sugar, and flour. Use a cookie cutter to get the perfect heart shapes and decorate with writing icing.

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marshmallow biscuits

It takes just four ingredients to make these mouthwatering biscuits

4. Chocolate marshmallow sandwich biscuits

Skill level: Easy | Makes: 10 | Total time: 25 mins

These rich chocolate marshmallow sandwich biscuits are super indulgent. Perfect for any chocolate-loving mums, they’re a real treat on Mother’s Day. Created by infamous Brighton chocolate shop Choccywoccydoodah.

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Phil Vickery’s cardamom shortbreads

Present in a box with a ribbon as an extra special food gift

5. Phil Vickery’s cardamom shortbreads

Skill level: Med | Makes: 12 | Total time: 35 mins

Give your biscuits an unusual edge with cardamom seeds in this buttery shortbread recipe. The addition of cardamom gives a fragrant flavour and makes these biscuits really moreish - perfect for an adventurous mum. Ready in just over half an hour, these biscuits can be whipped up in no time at all for an afternoon treat.

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These macarons are just 101 calories per sweet

6. Basic macarons

Skill level: Med | Makes: 25-30 | Total time: 1hr 45 mins

Take your baking skills to the next level with these classic macarons. They’re a little fiddly to make but well worth the effort taking just 15 minutes to bake. These macarons are infused with vanilla and coloured with your choice of food colouring.

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Nutella biscuits with malted double chocolate

This recipe would work just as well with peanut butter

7. Nutella biscuits with malted double chocolate

Skill level: Easy | Makes: 15 | Total time: 30 mins

Ready in under half-hour, these crunchy Nutella biscuits are oozing with a thick chocolate topping. Sprinkle with sea salt to really enhance the flavour. Mum will love them.

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Lemon heart biscuits

A great recipe for sharing with friends and family this recipe makes 40 biscuits

8. Lemon heart biscuits

Skill level: Easy | Makes: 40 | Total time: 50 mins

These pretty hearts will show your mum you care on Mother's Day morning. The fresh citrus lemon flavour makes these biscuits ideal for spring. Have fun with the kids deciding on the colour of the icing and decorations. This recipe makes 40 biscuits.

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Orange shortbread

Swap the orange for lemon or lime instead

9. Orange shortbread hearts dipped in chocolate

Skill level: Easy | Makes: 15 | Total time: 35 mins

Prepare these delicious biscuits in just 15 minutes. Each orange zest-infused biscuit is dipped in a rich, dark chocolate coating. Leave to dry and then pop into a box and tie with a ribbon.

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Homemade millionaire's shortbread

It takes just four easy steps to make these mouthwatering bakes

10. Millionaire’s shortbread

Skill level: Easy | Serves: 8-10 | Total time: 1hr 5 mins

Layers of chocolate, shortbread, and caramel make this millionaire's shortbread luxurious and rich. Using a jar of readymade caramel makes this recipe easy and will save you time too. These look great when cut into mini cubes and wrapped up in a cellophane bag, tied with some pretty ribbon.

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I love you Mum biscuits

Whip up a batch of these Mother's Day biscuits in just five steps
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11. ‘I love you Mum’ biscuits

Skill level: Easy | Makes: 20-25 | Total time: 35 mins

These biscuits are much easier to make than they may look. Use cookie cutters or a steady hand to cut out mum’s name or a best wishes message. Each biscuit is sandwich together with sticky-sweet strawberry jam.

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Flower cookies

Try different shapes and designs such as butterflies or hearts

12. Flower cookies

Skill level: Med | Makes: 20 | Total time: 1hr 20 mins

Impress mum with these fancy Mother’s Day biscuits. Each vanilla-infused biscuit is cut into a flower shape and decorated using ready-to-roll fondant or royal icing and writing icing. This recipe makes 20 biscuits.

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Mum biscuits

Watch our video on how to make these Mum biscuits

13. Mum biscuits

Skill level: Easy | Makes: 18 | Total time: 30 mins

One to make with the kids, these mum biscuits are easily made by rolling small sausage shapes of biscuit dough and shaping them into letters. This recipe makes 18 biscuits and takes just 15 minutes to prep.

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Cheesecake biscuit sandwiches

Swap the dark chocolate coating for white or milk chocolate instead

14. Cheesecake biscuit sandwiches

Skill level: Med | Makes: 10 | Total time: 30 mins

Each homemade biscuit is sandwiched together with double cream, cream cheese, and white chocolate filling. Smothered in a generous amount of dark chocolate, these biscuits are certainly moreish.

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